Thursday, December 19, 2019

Thursday's Headlines | LBCE 2020 Press Release

Press Release

MAD Event Management LLC — experienced host of diverse and inclusive pop culture conventions — is thrilled to announce the 2020 return of their annual comics-first show, Long Beach Comic Expo (#LBCE2020)! Packed to the brim with panels, activities, and special guests, LBCE 2020 is the #1 pop culture event where fans in the Greater Los Angeles area can celebrate all there is to love about the comic book and entertainment industries. LBCE 2020 takes place on January 11 and 12, 2020 at the Long Beach Convention Center with tickets available now for purchase.

Poised to be one of the best shows yet, attendees of LBCE 2020 can take part in dozens of panels featuring some of the biggest creators in comics, TV, and movies, participate in the annual cosplay contest, and attend screenings at Geekfest — an epic sci-fi and fantasy movie celebration. LBCE 2020 also sees the return of Space Expo, which brings together STEM education and pop-culture icons to entertain and educate fans of all ages.

Following the tradition of showcasing incredible guests that have put LBCE on the map, this year’s event will once again feature living legends of the comic industry, including writer Gerry Conway (co-creator of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher) and multiple award-winning writer and artist Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures). This year, LBCE also welcomes acclaimed artist David Mack, known for his work on Daredevil and his creator-owned comic Kabuki, as Guest of Honor. Other exciting guests include artist Scott Koblish (Deadpool), and popular writers Christopher Cantwell (co-creator of Halt and Catch Fire), Gerry Duggan (the X-Men series Marauders), and Young Adult novelist S.T. Bende (Viking Academy and multiple novels in the Star Wars universe).

Fans of the hit TV series Breaking Bad are in for a treat, as special guests Cesar Garcia (Gonzo), Daniel Moncada (Leonel Salamanca), and Luis Moncada (Marco Salamanca) will join this year’s Social Square to meet with fans for pictures and sign autographs. Get ready to morph into action as Power Rangers’ Jason Faunt (Red Ranger, Power Rangers: Time Force) and Nakia Burrise (Yellow Ranger, Power Rangers Zero) join the Social Square to be on hand for autographs and photo opportunities.

A full list of confirmed special guests can be found here:

“As Long Beach Comic Expo heads into its 10th year, we’re thrilled to welcome comic fans back for another awesome weekend,” said Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management. “LBCE continues to bring fans together to meet their favorite comic book legends, with its diverse panels, inclusive activities, and exciting experiences, there’s something for everyone.”